ITS European Congress.

Strasbourg, France, 19–22 June 2017. Europe's leading event for intelligent transport specialists.


5G enabled Connected and Automated Driving

Join ERTICO and ESOA at the ITS Congress in Strasbourg on 21st June 2017 for a workshop on “5G enabled Connected and Automated Driving – Powered by SatComs”.

5G will create infinite opportunities for the fast development of the connected market and will eventually become indispensable. Join different stakeholders to discuss opportunities and motivations for cross-sector collaboration to achieve Connected Car ambitions and learn about the value of a Single Global Network in overcoming coverage obstacles and bringing cost-savings and efficiency to OEMs, Tier 1s and network operators.

3G/4G/5G, WiFi, DSRC, satellite and other network technologies will work in concert to enable the ‘network of networks’ vital to enable resilient, ubiquitous, affordable connectivity. Thanks to satellite’s unique network extension capability and architecture, safety and operational requirements of the Connected Car can be met efficiently and securely. However market success requires innovative, new partnerships with key players in the connected car ecosystem (OEMs, Tier 1s, service providers) to enable onboard system integration into vehicles.

The workshop program will be divided in two sessions focusing on business models and product development and on how a partnership between different stakeholders can help the automotive industry reach its Connected Car performance targets.

Session 1 – The connected car business model                              14:00 to 15:15

  • An Introduction to Satellite in Transport
    Andrew Faiola, ESOA
  • Spectrum, Satellite & 5G – a Network of Networks
    Mohaned Juwad, Senior Manager – Spectrum Policy at Intelsat
  • How does satellite fit? Driving cost and size out of technology
    Jim Kilfeather, Head of Technology and Product Development, Connected Car Program at Inmarsat

Coffee Break & Networking                                                                 15:15 to 15:45

Session 2 – Product development for connected cars                    15:45 to 17:00

  • Bringing satellite into the car
    Continental, speaker to be confirmed
  • Satellite business models
    David Riemenschneider, Senior Advisor, Inmarsat Connected Car Program
  • Expanding the value chain, satellite in the ecosystem, wrap-up
    Joel Schroeder, ESOA


The participation to the workshop is free of charge; however participants need to register at:

To access the workshop room, participant will also have to register to the congress at least as exhibition visitors. See:


The workshop will be held along the 12th European ITS Congress 2017 in Strasbourg (see at the Strasbourg Convention Center ( in the Leicester room.

To access the workshop room, participant will also have to register to the congress at least as exhibition visitors.